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Windows 7: Deleting Windows from HDD ?

06 Oct 2016   #31
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You want to Delete, Create a Primary Partition, then Format, and Align the drive.

I do each operation one at a time by clicking Apply up in the left hand corner, you will get a confirmation when each step is done.

So it`s Delete, Apply, Create Primary Partition, Apply, Format NTFS, Apply, Align, Apply

And that`s it.

But let`s say you had 2 Primary Partitions on 1 drive, and 1 partition had all your pictures, you simply don`t do anything at all to that partition.

And PW will even let explore a drive or partition, all done by right clicking on that particular drive or partition.




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07 Oct 2016   #32
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you AddRAM for all your help.

I did install the free Partition Wizard on the old HDD earlier, before I read your last posting, but I got interrupted. Finally got back to finishing the job. I connected both HDDs & deleted, created, & formatted the new HDD. And applying after each step. I went to align it but got a message it was already aligned.

I had to assign a drive letter in order for the drive to show in Windows Explorer. However when a new drive is installed, Windows automatically assigns it a letterr. Why didn't Windows do this after I got done formatting it?

Thanks again.
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07 Oct 2016   #33
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Guys, Gals, where in my Windows 7 Pro is: Computer Management snap in? I'm not seeing, probably overlooking it...
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07 Oct 2016   #34
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Just go to the Start Orb and type in (Computer Management). Mind shows up at the very top.

Or you can Start/right tick on Computer and select Manage.

You should get this.

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07 Oct 2016   #35
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Mike, post a new snip of Disk Management.

Windows does not always assign a letter, who told you it did ??

And let`s not refer to any drives as new or old, let`s say the Windows drive and the data drive, calling them new or old just confuses everyone
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07 Oct 2016   #36
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here's a new snip of Disk Management.

I mentioned that Windows automatically assigns a letter to a disk because when I connected a new HDD I don't recall ever using Disk Management to assign a letter myself. Perhaps I did via some process or screen that popped up but I just don't recall it.


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07 Oct 2016   #37
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I don`t think the HP Recovery partition should have a letter. Things can get mistakenly written there if it has a letter. But if it came from the factory that way, then I guess leave it alone.

Assign another drive letter than original (D to Recovery partition?

What`s using up the letters E, F, G, H, I, and J ?

Flash card reader ?

If you want to keep all your drive letters in order ( I know I do ) then you could change those letters and any cd or dvd drive letters to the end of the alphabet.

Just personal choice

If you removed the D letter from the Recovery partition, you could use it on Disk 1
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08 Oct 2016   #38
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The HP Recovery partition did come from the factory as D.
E is the optical drive.
F is the External HD.
G, H, I, & J do go with the Flash card reader.
K is the HDD which I was playing with & temporarily put an OS image on, and then just now deleted it.

I just picked up a SSD which will be the new C drive for the OS and programs.
K will become the data drive and I'll give it a different letter.
The original HP HDD will be kept as-is and put aside. While it won't be a clone of anything it could be used in an emergency.

Thanks again for all your help.
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